NBA president joins Pagliuca takeover bid, Lukaku ‘in PSG transfer talks’, Marina Granovskaia stays

Hello, Chelsea fans

Ken Griffin has promised Chelsea will remain an elite trophy-chasing club if his consortium takes over.

And PSG are a surprise suitor for Blues striker Romelu Lukaku.

All of this eclipses Prem’s 6-0 victory on Saturday at Southampton.

But manager Thomas Tuchel has found a new angle with his mixed assessment on Timo Werner ending his six-month drought.

Striker Werner and playmaker Mason Mount struck twice each to keep Chelsea five points clear of fourth-placed Tottenham.

Tuchel said: “He could have scored more. He had huge chances and lots of chances.

“It was his favorite position against an opponent in which we knew we could find spaces behind.

“It was up to him to make a statement, which he did…we’re pleased with his strong performance.”

Meanwhile, US hedge fund mogul Griffin – who is worth £21billion, three times as much as Roman Abramovich – has joined forces with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the Ricketts family.

Brokers The Raine Group have extended the deadline for second offers until Thursday and expect the final price to exceed £3billion.

Griffin said: “We all love to compete and even more we love to win.

“Our group will work closely together to put the most competitive team on the field every year.”

PSG are said to be in talks over the signing of £98million ‘flop’ Lukaku, who has been largely sidelined by hot form Kai Havertz.

Finally, the Blues are expected to move for 18-year-old Arsenal striker Khayon Edwards.

Helen L. Cuellar